WHAT I TALK ABOUT EXP

WHAT I TALK ABOUT EXP

By: Murakami, Haruki

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Book Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. From the best-selling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and After Dark, a rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running, and the integral im pact both have made on his life. In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Mura kami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mentio n triathlons and a slew of critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and-even more important-on his wri ting. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memo ir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon an d includes settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among y oung women who outpace him. Through this marvellous lens of sport emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, h is passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after the age of fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

Title: WHAT I TALK ABOUT EXP

Author Name: Murakami, Haruki

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Edition: First

Publisher: Vintage International: 2009

ISBN Number: 0307473392

ISBN Number 13: 9780307473394

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051709